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Stateside: MI's first COVID-19 cases; primary election takeaways; live sports betting begins

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Jodi Westrick
Michigan Radio
Michigan's presidential primaries, according to one clerk, went pretty smoothly. Will that be true in November?

Today on Stateside, Michigan has its first state confirmed cases of COVID-19 illness. What sort of social disruptions will we face as more cases appear in our state? Plus, results from yesterday’s presidential primary—and what they tell us about the November election. 

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

How Oakland County officials are reacting to first confirmed COVID-19 case

Stateside’s conversation with David Coulter and Dr. Russell Faust

  • David Coulter is the Oakland County Executive.
  • Dr. Russell Faust is the Oakland County Medical Director.

What Michigan’s primary results can tell us about the November election

Stateside’s conversation with Jonathan Kinloch and Zach Gorchow

  • Zach Gorchow is the executive editor and publisher of the Gongwer News Service. 
  • Jonathan Kinloch is third vice chair of Michigan Democratic Party, and a member of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers. 

A day inside the Rochester Hills absentee-voter counting board

Stateside’s conversation with Will Callan and Matt Bernhard

  • Will Callan is a producer with the Michigan Radio podcast The 8th. 
  • Matt Bernhard is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan who studies cybersecurity in elections.

Two Detroit casinos are the first to offer newly legal sports betting 

Stateside’s conversation with David Tsai

  • David Tsai is the president and COO of MGM Grand Detroit.

As Michigan faces COVID-19, social distancing will be a key tool for mitigating the pandemic

Stateside’s conversation with Dr. Howard Markel

  • Dr. Howard Markel is a University of Michigan medical historian and a PBS contributor.

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